OSP Investigating Deadly HWY 58 Crash

NEAR LOWELL, Ore. – One man is dead following a crash on Highway 58. The single-vehicle wreck was Wednesday night near milepost 15.5, east of Lowell. The driver, 58-year-old Bradley Rhea of Oakridge, was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say his pickup left the road, went over the guardrail, and ended up down an … Continue reading »

Driver in Deadly Crash Speaks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The driver involved in a crash that killed three children at 54th and Main in Springfield says he hasn’t wanted to drive since that day and has been relying on his son to get him around. Larry La Thorpe was visibly upset when he talked to KEZI 9 News outside of his … Continue reading »

Crash Kills Pleasant Hill Man

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — A Pleasant Hill man is dead following a head-on crash on Highway 58. The crash was about 6:15 p.m. Thursday night. Troopers say the truck driven by 66-year-old Glen Prater went into oncoming traffic, hitting another truck. Prater died at the scene. There were three people in the other truck, they … Continue reading »

Double Fatal Crash on Hwy 34

LINN COUNTY, Ore — Oregon State Police is investigating a crash that killed two people Thursday on Highway 34 in Linn County. Troopers say the driver of a 1994 Chevy Camaro crossed the center line and smashed into a car coming the direction. It was a head-on collision. Both of the drivers died. Emergency crews … Continue reading »

Head-On Crash Kills Two

ALBANY, Ore. — Highway 20 near Albany is back open, but not before a lengthy closure as investigators try to piece together the moments before a crash that killed two people. The wreck was just east of Albany, around 6:30 p.m Friday. Troopers say a truck rear-ended a Nissan that was either stopped or coming … Continue reading »

Elderly Woman Dies in Springfield Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An elderly woman was killed in a car crash in Springfield Sunday morning. Police say the woman is Virginia Mayfield, 74, of Springfield. Officers say Robert Mayfield, 75, was driving the car and Virginia was his passenger. Police say Tayla Biehler, 32, from Eugene ran a red light at Centennial and Pioneer Parkway. Her mini … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Crash Kills Sheridan Man

Springfield, Ore. — A crash on Main Street killed a 65-year-old motorcyclist. The crash was at the intersection of 35th and Main St. Police closed the west bound lanes as they tried to piece together just what happened. They say the motorcycle driven by Joseph Kendall was in the right hand lane. At some point … Continue reading »

OSP Rebuilding Deadly Crash

UPDATE: Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday evening’s fatal motorcycle crash in the Veneta. Troopers say around 5:40 p.m. Ross John Stang, 29, of Veneta, was driving his motorcycle westbound on Bolton Hill Road near 8th Street. Stang failed to safely negotiate through a right curve, traveled across the eastbound … Continue reading »

Driver Charged In Deadly Crash

Corvallis, Ore.– A Corvallis woman was arraigned in Benton County Circuit Court today. Donna Bolt is charged with criminal negligent homicide for a collision that killed a retired nurse. A judge entered a not guilty plea on Bolt’s behalf. On January 8, Bolt was driving on Fern Road in Philomath, when she struck and killed a pedestrian, … Continue reading »